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To accomplish these objectives, the mission would have to meet certain criteria as well.
The tube-mounted camera on Pyramid Rover was unable to look around the inside of the chamber and the light quality was not fully up to task.
The next mission into the Queen’s Chamber shafts would have two primary objectives: Send a robot crawler up QCS to explore the space behind the first blocking slab using the same opening Pyramid Rover had drilled, determine if the rough block at the opposite side was the end of the shaft or another blocking slab, and if the latter, drill a hole through it and see what is behind it.
Send a robot crawler up QCN to drill a hole through blocking slab and see what is on the other side.
The Djedi Project is not just the new mission to explore the pyramid shafts—it truly is the next generation in robotic archaeology.
Beginning with Waynman Dixon’s iron rods, researchers have been probing the Great Pyramid’s mysterious claustrophobic passageways for 140 years.
Even the view of the opposite block was limited by the quality of the light.Rover successfully drilled a small hole in the slab, about 2 cm in diameter, while inflicting as little damage as possible.The probe-mounted fiber optic camera was successfully deployed and gave us our first look behind Gantenbrink’s Door.To have a better understanding of these pins the new robot would need to be able to examine the backs of these slabs. The impact-echo probe used by Pyramid Rover covered nearly half the surface area of the blocking slab.Obviously, something of comparable size would not be able to fit through the hole in the first blocking slab, and minimizing damage meant the team could not drill a larger hole.